by Jane Anderson

A toy space shuttle and a tube of sweets

Tue 16 - Sat 20 October 2018 at 7.30pm
The Playhouse Theatre, 115 Clare Street, Northampton NN1 3JA


: £9.00
Concessions: £8.00
Members: £7.00
Patrons: FREE

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Preview: 'Funny, sad and emotional'

Megan Lucas | director

“For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.”Claude Monet

The disaster that occurred above the Florida Coast, 73 seconds into the 25th launch of the Space Shuttle, in January 1986, claimed the lives of the seven people aboard, and affected people across the globe.

Defying Gravity tells the fictional story of seven of those lives, providing the surrounding atmosphere for this tragic event. 

Featuring Bex Fey (Blackadder, Bazaar and Rummage) as the Teacher, Julia Langley (Madame Bovary, Macbeth) as Elizabeth, John Myhill (Hamlet, Macbeth) as Ed, April Pardoe (Hamlet, Macbeth) as Betty, Lisa Wright (The Rover, Macbeth) as Donna, Jof Davies (It’s a Wonderful Life, Brief Encounter) as C.B., and Lou Chawner (Blackadder, Madame Bovary) as Monet, Defying Gravity swings, pendulum-like, between sadness and laughter.

This ambitious production promises to explore the horizons of what is possible in community theatre. 

Masque Theatre's production is directed by Megan Lucas.